Little Buddha

Artwork of the week: Little Buddha, 100 x 120 cm, Acrylic and mixed media on canvas. To encourage Japanese children to eat all of their rice the
grains are affectionately called little Buddhas. This painting is my homage to the food of life, in both a physical and spiritual sense. This is a new post for my new facebook fanpage for Roman W. Schatz)



I am struggling with my wanderlust!  I have now been back from my last trip for two weeks and the first few days are always the hardest for me. It is as if my body is waiting to catch up with my spirit.  Mind you it has been a good year for my wanderlust with visits to International Schools in Japan, Korea and several European countries.  It has been a rewarding experience to share stories and art projects, together with my partner storyteller M.S. Blackrose, with many students and see the inspiring final works that they have produced.  I can’t imagine doing anything else but traveling and sharing art and stories, it is what makes the world  a rewarding place to be in.  Having now come back to Australia for another hot summer I am already looking forward to next year’s travel. In the meantime, I am curing my wanderlust with some highlights of this year’s journeys. 

“When a traveler returneth home, let him not leave the countries where he hath traveled altogether behind him.” -Francis Bacon

all photos © R.W. Schatz